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PT-167



Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - How - William

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 18 September 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 3 December 1942
  • Completed and placed in service 17 December 1942 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TEN (PTRon 10) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Thomas G. Warfield, USN
  • PTRon 10, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Rendova, Vella Lavella, Treasury, Bougainville, and Green. Transferred to the Southwest Pacific in April 1944, the squadron had action at Saidor New Guinea; Morotai, in the
    Halmaheras; and at Balikpapan, Borneo. The squadron also based for a time at Mios Woendi, Dutch New Guinea, and at Samar, P.I., but had no action from these bases
  • The "Who Me?", ex-"Ugly Duckling", ex-"Knickerbocker", ex-"Hot As Hell" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces 11 November 1945 at Samar, Philippines.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two torpedoes, two twin .50 cal. machine guns, one 37mm mount and one 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-167 99k Bow of LTJG Theodore Berlin's PT-167, holed clean through by an enemy torpedo which did not explode
    National Archives photo 80-G-650957
    Joe Radigan
    PT-167 669k Bow of LTJG Theodore Berlin's PT-167, holed clean through by an enemy torpedo which did not explode Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-167 394k c. January 1944
    Rendova, Solomons
    LTJG Theodore Berlin (wearing headphones)
    PT-167 358k c. January 1944
    Rendova, Solomons
    Cleaning 40mm ammunition
    PT-167 234k 28 January 1944
    Rendova, Solomon Islands
    Hoisting Mk 8 torpedo
    NavAir photo 452A
    PT-167 230k 28 January 1944
    Rendova, Solomon Islands
    Hoisting Mk 8 torpedo
    PT-167 88k 9 June 1945
    PTRon 10 PT's nesting along side tender USS Pontus (AGP 20). PT-171 on the outside, followed by PT-167, PT-108 and an unknown boat.
    Photo courtesy of Henry Beazley.
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    There is no DANFS history available for PT-167
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